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This year’s Economic Summit was all about change – how much progress the county has made and how much work is yet to be done – centered around issues important to the community like … more
Nearly everyone knows Dewey Neild, but none of us knew him as Dewitt Eugene Neild, before his college buddies adopted his father’s nickname, which still fits today. Growing up in the town of … more
Frequent downtown-goers in Ithaca may be familiar with the Old Goat Gear Exchange on East State Street, but now, there’s a new place right next door that’s catching some eyes. Steve Gelb, … more
Most Saturdays during the school year, 4-year-old Gemma Phipps heads to the Southside Community Center with her mom to practice her arabesques, her plies and her reading skills. Phipps is one of … more
At the well-attended State of the Village meeting on Saturday, attendees heard reports from Mayor Rordan Hart as well as trustees of the village board. The meeting concluded after an extensive town … more
As early as 2016, when Hudson Scaglione was in the first grade, he garnered the first award that earned him public recognition – second place in the PBS Young Writers Competition for the … more
By Jessica WickhamTompkins weekly The Ithaca High School robotics team, Code Red Robotics, is officially in build season for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) … more
Development of new housing and businesses continues apace in the town of Lansing – at year-end, there were eight significant projects planned, approved or under construction. Lake Forest … more
In a previous edition of Tompkins Weekly, we tackled the issue of affordable housing in the county, and throughout that investigation, several sources mentioned a need for all types of housing, … more
Four times a year, the Tompkins County Courthouse fills with smiling, lively groups, some clutching gifts and flowers festooned with ribbons. Rachel Graham, a member of the Tompkins County … more
A recent grant has helped to fund a much-needed streambank stabilization project in the town of Dryden that will address the repeated erosion and flooding problems from Lower Fall Creek. In … more
Short’s Barber Shop, currently located at 27 W. Main St., will soon be moving to a new location at 12 Elm St. in the old post office building. The old post office building has been home to … more
Lansing’s Salmon Creek rises from a pond just south of the town of Scipio’s town barn in Scipio Center. From there, Big Salmon Creek meanders irregularly nearly nine miles south, roughly … more
It was earlier this month – Saturday, Jan. 11, to be exact – that 10-year-old Olivia Stone and her friend went missing on the Groton Trail System, but it took her mom, Jess Stone, until … more
It’s been over six months since City Centre opened, bringing 192 housing units and new business spaces to downtown Ithaca. The project went through a long journey to come to fruition, ... more
Forty-two counties in New York state have “cloned” Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County’s (CCETC) Compost Resources webpage. The many factsheets (and now educational … more
Trumansburg Rotary Club will be hosting a district orientation program on Feb. 6 through 8. Exchange students come from all over the globe, and the Rotary Club is seeking families to host at least … more
It may seem odd for a person in his 50s to have a favorite playground, but Steve Lauzun and his wife, Diane Lauzun, have spent most of their working life thinking about how kids play. “My … more
When one thinks of leadership as it relates to teens, there can be many different thoughts that come to mind; some are somewhat positive, some are blatantly negative, and still others, for lack of a … more
This month, Alternatives Federal Credit Union will roll out its new ReEntry Loan Fund, the first of its kind in the county, designed to provide small loans to those who have been previously … more
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